Hi Thank you so much for responding as I have been going CRAZY! She is on Zantac 1.5ml 2x a day, today has been a week since she started it. I do have a blanket stuffed under the head side of her bassinet, the mattress is so thin that it is only somewhat helpful in doing an even incline. I am trying to do all the other things that you are supposed to do around feeding- keeping her upright after, etc.
Sometimes she can't even last 3 hours between daytime feeds either, other times she is okay for 3.5hrs. I have been wanting to gradually move her to a 3.5hr EASY but her eating is so inconsistent. I did start rice cereal a few days ago in hopes that it would help if it is a hunger issue, so far no change. Also her morning naps are still all catnaps and usually now she takes a 1.5-2.5hr afternoon nap so her schedule is constantly changing, I am focusing on 3 hrs between feeds and 1.5-1.75 hours A times.
The interesting thing is that I really think the suck to sleep habit is broken, she is able to fall asleep without sucking most of the time now, although when struggling still needs the sh/pat. I started PU/PD last night since I am desperate for some overnight changes. Bedtime she started out overtired cause she wouldn't catnap so was over 2 hrs A time by the time we started bedtime feed and routine. Did need some PU/PD and sh/pat but asleep in about 20 minutes, asleep by 630pm.
Awakenings looked like this:
9:45 NW/NF (barely ate and fell asleep) (sometimes this first wakening is not until 11p or midnight and then the 2hr wakenings start after that)
11:40p NW/NF (desperate to get to the breast and ate full feed)
1:30a NW when I picked her up she was sucking my neck and cheek like crazy and crying, I did not feed, did sh/pat and PU/PD, extremely hard to settle and didn't fall back to sleep for over an hour and then woke up 10 minutes later 2x when it was near 3am I just fed
5:30a NW, NF and then was up for about 30 minutes talking in crib, then started to cry so I sh/pat her back to bed
7:45 up for the day, woke happy.
So I only did the strict PU/PD and refusal to feed the one time but I really think that she was actually hungry by how desperate she was to eat and that she could not settle until after I finally fed her. But how could she possibly be hungry every 2 hours over night? This has been going on for weeks so not just a GS. Or is it the reflux waking her and then she goes ahead and does a full feed? I just don't know. I suppose I should call the pediatrician back and talk some more. Do you think I shouldn't do PU/PD if there is ANY chance that she is actually hungry or uncomfortable from the reflux and just suck it up and continue to feed her every 2 hours over night and work on the sleep and spreading feeding out more during the day??? Yesterday I posted in the PU/PD support thread as well, so hoping to get some feedback there as well.